About Stress Management

Stress is caused by having pressure being placed on you, either from work, your family or yourself. A small amount of pressure is advantageous, it is motivational hence it improves performance for the tasks in hand. When there is prolonged or too much pressure it leads to stress, which is unhealthy for your mind, body and spirit.

It is a know fact that in the UK, anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems, within the majority of most of these cases it has been found that they have been caused by stress. 

Stress affects individuals in different ways, some are affected primarily through psychological and emotional symptoms, while others are affected by wide range of physical effects or both psychological and physical. In some cases it leads to Anxiety and this has a certain self-perpetuating quality, because the physical symptoms can be so distressing that they can make people more anxious or stressed.

Below I have created two columns with some of the effects caused by Stress, one is headed psychological effects and one physical effects, but there are many more than I have listed here on this site :-

 

Psychological Effects Physical Effects
Irritability Muscle tension
Unable to concentrate Scratching Head
Forgetfulness Shaking Legs
Impatience

Panic attacks

Getting tired easily Headaches and Dizziness
Depression Butterfly feelings in the stomach
Constant worrying Loss of appetite
Worrisome thoughts Nausea
Feeling restless Chest pains
Feeling unable to cope                                     Rapid shallow breathing
Feeling of failure                                              Sweating
A feeling of having failed as partner/parent Aching neck or shoulders
Loss of interest in other people                        Gritting teeth or clenching jaw
Difficulty in making decisions                           Skin rashes
Hatred of oneself                                            Cold or flu
Loss of interest in life itself Over eating

 

If you feel you may be suffering from any of these please contact me for some advice on how to deal with stress, don't let it take over your life.

Treatments

A course of Stress Management is normally over 5 weekly sessions, depending on the severity of the problem. 

Consultations normally take from 45 minutes to 1 hour at a cost of £35.00 per session.  Blocks of 5 booked and paid for will qualify for discounted rates.